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IAS officer Remya Mohan | Remya Mohan | Facebook

Rajkot collector pays journalists Rs 50,000 for ‘Republic Day coverage’, stirs up row 

Collector Remya Mohan says money was for publishing ‘advertisement material’ but Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar carries a report saying it published no ads.  
Thakurdwara is dotted with UPSC coaching centres in every nook and corner, with large boards and negligible results. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In this sleepy UP town, lakhs are sold an IAS-IPS dream but no one gets selected

Thakurdwara is home to dozens of UPSC coaching institutes that teach youth to pursue the IAS-IPS dream, without caring for the reality of a lack of jobs.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

These civil services want Modi govt to merge them to challenge ‘IAS hegemony’

The suggestion comes less than a month after the Union Cabinet merged 8 railways services in a bid to streamline the transporter’s operations.
IAS officers of the 2017 batch

Why IAS, IPS and IRS officers are feeling vulnerable under Modi govt

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

CBI raids homes, offices of IAS and KAS officers in 2018 arms licence case

The case relates to the illegal issuance of 2 lakh arms licences between 2012 and 2016 to non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
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And then they came for me — IAS, IPS officers share fears under Modi govt in WhatsApp groups

Several IAS, IPS and IRS officers tell ThePrint there is a palpable sense of vulnerability, insecurity and concern among officers. 
IAS officers of the 2017 batch

Stress management, ancient wisdom, yoga — what IAS, IPS officers learn at Art of Living

The Art of Living Foundation wants to expand the scope of its training programmes beyond civil servants, to officers of the railways, armed forces etc.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the new steps Modi govt is planning to make civil services dynamic & attractive

The Modi government is seeking to expand the civil services reforms it began in its first term — introduction of lateral entry for example.

J&K cadre & statehood gone, 50% quota for local officers in IAS, IPS to end too

Candidates native to Jammu & Kashmir comprised 50% of the local bureaucracy until Article 370 was revoked and the state divided into 2 union territories this August.
Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit

Why India went from copper exporter to importer in less than 2 years

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.